Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Why Your AC May Blow Warm Air

Monday, May 15th, 2017

thermometer-in-the-redWhile Connecticut may not have famously hot summer weather the way that certain other areas in the country do, the temperatures can still get quite uncomfortable around here during the summer months. As much as well all look forward to shutting down our heaters for the final time at the close of each winter, we know that it is only a matter of time before we’re firing the ACs up. We also know that it gets hot enough around here for any air conditioning problems to be major points of concern.

One of the most alarming problems that homeowners may encounter with their air conditioners is a system that is blowing warm air. You don’t need to be a trained professional to realize that this means there is something wrong with your home cooling system. There is some good news here, though. The problem may not actually be as serious as it first seems. It could be, however, so diagnosing the problem accurately is very important.

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AC FAQ: Is It Time for Repairs?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

ac-topviewChances are that you are really starting to get antsy waiting for the warm, sunny days of summer to arrive. Our winters are long and cold here in Connecticut, and we had some late season snowfall that really put a damper on things this year. At least we expect this from winter, though. Spring can be even tougher because, as we’ve seen, we can never really know what to expect in terms of winter. Fortunately, it won’t be long before things finally do really start to warm up.

Of course, summer can be pretty tough to enjoy fully if your air conditioner is not functioning properly. We’d love to set you up with an AC that is guaranteed to function perfectly at all times, but this is just not a possibility here in the real world. All air conditioners are subject to occasional operational problems. Keep an eye — and an ear — out for these common warning signs, and remember to schedule your AC repairs in Fairfield, CT at the first sign of trouble.

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How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

You don’t need to know how the vast majority of the systems you use every day work in order to benefit from them. However, sometimes it helps to know a little about the system so that you can keep it in better shape. With summer fast approaching, we thought it would help to go over the core of most home air conditioning systems: refrigerant. Read on to find out how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and the problems related to it.

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Common AC Problems to Watch for

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summer is the time of year when air conditioners are placed under the most stress, due to their near-daily use. The more stress you put on an air conditioning system, the more worn out it’s going to become and the more likely it’s going to be to develop problems. That’s why you should be on the lookout for signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs, so that you can schedule them as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some common air conditioning problems that you can run into this summer.

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What Causes Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If you ever hear your air conditioner turning on and off every couple of minutes, you have a pretty serious problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it dramatically increases the wear and tear on the system. A unit that is left to short cycle for a prolonged period of time will be far more likely to have parts break down in groups, and will have a shorter lifespan overall. You should call for repairs as soon as possible if you notice your air conditioner behaving this way. If you want to prevent the issue from happening in the first place, though, you should know what causes it. Let’s take a look at the causes of short cycling.

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The Problem with Air Conditioner Ice

Monday, April 4th, 2016

As you start to use your air conditioner more often this summer, you may start to notice ice forming on the system. This may seem like a good thing, considering that an air conditioner is supposed to be generating cool air. However, air conditioner ice is actually a sign that you have a problem with your system. If the problem isn’t fixed, you could end up having the whole system break down. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner ice happens, and what you can do to stop it.

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Why Is There Ice on My AC?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Even though we are at the hottest point of the summer, there are certain things you should definitely not be seeing from your whole home air conditioning system. One of these is ice build-up. While it may seem, initially, like it could be a normal development with your AC, it isn’t. More importantly, it is an indication that there is a problem with your air conditioner that needs to be fixed. The AC pros at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can determine why there is ice on your air conditioner and repair it so that you can enjoy the rest of your summer in Fairfield, CT in cool, dry air.

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Can the Refrigerant in My AC Run Out?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Your air conditioner requires refrigerant in order to function. While your air conditioner certainly consumes electricity to operate, it actually doesn’t consume refrigerant. This may seem very counter-intuitive, but when you have an understanding of how refrigerant works, it will make much more sense as to why it isn’t consumed by your AC system.

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Do I Really Have to Change My Air Filter Every 3 Months?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

One of the most common reasons whole home air conditioners begin to operate poorly is because of a clogged, dirty air filter. One of the best ways to avoid problems that start with your dirty air filter is to change it regularly every 3 months. This may seem often to some homeowners, but staying on top of changing your air filter can help you avoid some fairly serious issues with your air conditioner. What kinds of problems are we talking about? Here are some more common ones:

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3 Common Air Conditioning Repairs

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Summer is on the way, and with it comes the possibility of air conditioning repairs. We all want our air conditioners to respond without difficulty and with a little care and maintenance, you can reduce the risk of a breakdown considerably. But sooner or later, every appliance suffers problems, and with most air conditioners undergoing daily use, chances are you’re going to encounter trouble somewhere along the line. Air conditioning repair in Westport CT can usually address most problems, but the more you understand about your air conditioner, the more quickly you can spot signs of trouble.

Common Air Conditioning Repairs to be Mindful of

  • Low refrigerant. Your air conditioner needs a specific amount of refrigerant to function as it should. (The exact amount and type of refrigerant depends on the model of air conditioner.) When a leak springs up in the system, it reduces your air conditioner’s ability to cool the air. Ice will form on the evaporator coils and the unit itself will have to work harder to do the same job. Cleaning the ice off won’t help. You need to have a professional seal the leak and recharge the refrigerant to its proper levels.
  • Faulty fan motor. The fan motor can suffer from any number of problems, from an overload to an electrical problem resulting from faulty connections. When it runs into trouble, the air won’t flow as smoothly, and may not even flow at all. Check the reset button on the motor if you suspect problems. If hitting it doesn’t correct the issue, you should call in a professional.
  • Dirty filters and clogs. Filters can create clogs in the system, as can build-up from dust, dirt and other detritus. In the short term, they can lower the quality of the air in your home. In the long term, they can impede the flow of air into your home and cost you unnecessary energy whenever you run your system.

Air conditioning repairs come in all shapes and sizes, but if you know some of the most common, you’re one step ahead of the game. The next step is to call the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.

We handle all kinds of air conditioning repair in Westport CT, and we won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

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